Baked Apple Pork Chops

Baked Apple Pork Chops

The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 55 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
601 Calories
30g Fat
26g Carbs
55g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 601
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 118mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 55g
Calcium 59mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Pork chops are an ideal dinner idea when you need something quick and easy, and when paired with apples, butter, and brown sugar, it becomes a meal the whole family will love. Tart apples, like Granny Smith or Macintosh, are best in this recipe. Granny Smith apples are especially nice because they have a nice firm and crisp texture and they don't turn brown as quickly as other varieties.

This recipe is delicious as is, but you can add more ingredients if you'd like. You could saute some onions and garlic in butter and add to the pork chops, or toss in some cubed potatoes. Add some dried herbs, such as marjoram or thyme.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops (3/4 inch thick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 apples
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Baked Apple Pork Chops ingredients

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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Place the pork chops in a baking dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

    Place the pork chops in a baking dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper

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  3. Cover the dish and bake the chops for 30 minutes.

    Cover the dish and bake the chops

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  4. Toward the end of the cooking time, peel and chop the apples.

    peel and chop the apples

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  5. Remove the pork chops from the oven, uncover the dish, and place some of the chopped apples on top of each chop.

    Remove the pork chops from the oven, and place some of the chopped apples on top of chops

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  6. Dot with the butter and sprinkle with the brown sugar.

    Dot the pork with the butter and sprinkle with the brown sugar

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  7. Return the pan to the oven and bake, uncovered, for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until the pork chops are glazed and cooked to a temperature at least 145 F.

    Baked Apple Pork Chops in a baking dish

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